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Interactive Online Debate
08 June 2021 @ 12h00-13h30 CET

EU Green Week Special Event: Greener together – delivering Zero Pollution in practice

Does Europe have the green tech solutions to make it happen?

Organised by The Brussels Times with the support of Huawei

Air, soil and water contamination does not stop at borders. As we know, our planet’s environment is deeply interconnected to form one well-functioning ecosystem.

However, this well-functioning ecosystem will function no more if efforts to mitigate pollution are not done at the global level. Indeed, tackling pollution for a more sustainable planet and a healthier society can only be achieved through worldwide collaboration in preventing pollution across all sectors.

More than ever, the economy has to get the right incentives to allow Europe to bounce back after the Pandemic. In this context, Zero Pollution is more than a bold objective. It is a joint predicament for Politics, Business and Science.

Tech companies in particular hold the key towards unlocking leveraging potential, enabling other actors to fully unleash their emission reduction potential. 

With Europe making the right noises in terms of political will for pollution mitigation, this event will discuss how smart solutions can be integrated in the EU’s zero-pollution goals and how the EU should go forward in setting the example at international level.

Can Europe lead the way in terms of green tech? What digital means from the industry are needed to better protect the world’s air, atmosphere and waters? What is needed in Europe and the world to make zero-pollution a reality?

Tune in to our livestream on 8 June to be a part of this important debate, and hear from key experts and decision makers sharing their insights.

Keynotes

Abraham Liu

Chief Representative to the EU Institutions, Huawei

Charlie McConalogue

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

High-level panel

Charlie McConalogue

Ireland’s Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Samantha Burgess

Deputy director of the Copernicus Climate Change Service

Monika Gail MacDevette

Head, Chemicals & Health at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Ilias Iakovidis

Green Digital Transformation Adviser, European Commission (DG CONNECT)

Luis Neves

CEO at GeSI

Moderator

Dan Sobovitz

Founder of spreadable.io

Date

08 June 2021

Time

12h00 – 13h30 CET (Brussels Time)

Watch the discussion live and get involved. No registration is required. Have your questions answered by the speakers, submit your ideas to decision-makers, and participate in polls and debates in real-time.

The livestream will be available on this page on the day of the event.